OCTOBER 1--Quatech Inc. (Akron, OH; www.quatech.com), a manufacturer of data-communication and data-acquisition products for PC-based systems, has introduced two new IEEE 1394 FireWire adapters for PCI and CardBus interfaces. The new Firewire products enable adding multiple IEEE 1394 ports to any desktop or laptop computer via a PCI slot or CardBus drive.
The TFC-100 provides two four-pin IEEE 1394 ports and one six-pin port (includes power) via the PCI bus. The DFP-100 provides two six-pin ports via a CardBus interface. Both cards use 32-bit bus mastering and support operating speeds of 100, 200, and 400 Mbit/s. They are compatible with all IEEE 1394a devices and are backward-compatible with IEEE 1394 1955 devices. Support is provided under Windows 98/Me/2000.
Both Quatech FireWire products include two video-editing packages. The first provides basic capture and compression capability, including programs to capture and playback from digital video cameras and to export using standard Microsoft video formats. Also included is software for capturing still images from digital video cameras. For more complex editing, and for creating videos, Ulead's Video Studio is included, as well.